Some interesting findings include:
- On average, all organizations with less than $50M in gross revenues have 5.9 disciplines being managed within their program in comparison to their BCM peers from different industries (typically 5+ on average). The top disciplines managed in the program include Business Continuity Process (Business Focus) (93%), Crisis Management/ Incident Management (73%) and Pandemic Planning (47%).
- 24% of the respondents indicated the program has existed (with or without their involvement) for over 10 years.
- 16% noted Risk Management as the department owner for the business continuity/ resiliency program and 84% of those individuals did agree that the program was best positioned for maximum visibility.
- 81% indicated that their program sponsor at a zero or one level of separation from the executive management team.
- 61% conduct an external audit of their program.
- 27% never exercise their plans for mission critical third-parties.
- 36% noted that program expenses are allocated independently from other functions within the organization.
- In regards to staffing, 57% manage personnel and the average number of dedicated program staff is 4.2 professionals. 18% are planning to hire additional program personnel in 2017.
- 39% utilize contractors/ consultants to assist with program planning initiatives.
- 17% indicated an estimated financial loss of more than $1M per hour of downtime if down 72+ hours and 63% indicated that the estimated financial losses are traced to insurance policies and coverages.
- 32% are planning on consulting initiatives in 2017.
Data collected between November 3, 2016 - January 23, 2017.
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